Small Heath railway station

Coordinates: 52°27′47″N 1°51′29″W / 52.463°N 1.858°W / 52.463; -1.858
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Small Heath
National Rail
General information
LocationSmall Heath, City of Birmingham
Coordinates52°27′47″N 1°51′29″W / 52.463°N 1.858°W / 52.463; -1.858
Grid referenceSP096850
Managed byWest Midlands Trains
Transit authorityTransport for West Midlands
Other information
Station codeSMA
Fare zone2
ClassificationDfT category E
2018/19Increase 0.177 million
2019/20Increase 0.204 million
2020/21Decrease 73,522
2021/22Increase 0.121 million
2022/23Increase 0.144 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Small Heath railway station serves the areas of Small Heath and Sparkbrook in Birmingham, West Midlands, England. The station is managed by West Midlands Trains, which runs all the services.

The former Great Western Railway station building, opened in 1863 as Small Heath and Sparkbrook on the main line from London Paddington to Birkenhead Woodside, is on a bridge over the tracks shared with Golden Hillock Road (the B4145). The A45 Small Heath Highway runs alongside. To the other side is the site of the former BSA factory. Nearby are the largely disused sidings which served local industry in the area.

The station once had four platforms (both in an island configuration) in use, following the quadrupling of the line by the Great Western Railway in 1906, but only the western pair are now operational (as these are the only ones that trains can use to reach Moor Street & Snow Hill).[1]


On Mondays to Saturdays, daytime service is generally three trains per hour.

West Midlands Railway run services as part of the Snow Hill Lines.

Northbound, there are three trains per hour to Birmingham Snow Hill. Trains continue to Kidderminster via Smethwick Galton Bridge and Stourbridge Junction, with 1tph continuing to Worcester via Droitwich Spa.[2][3]

Southbound, there is one train per hour to Dorridge via Solihull and two trains per hour to Whitlocks End via Shirley, with one of the Whitlocks End services extending to Stratford-upon-Avon via the North Warwickshire Line.

There is no Sunday service.

London Midland proposed the closure of the ticket office in 2011.[4] This request was denied.[5]


  1. ^ "Small Heath railway station, Birmingham" Thompson, Nigel; Retrieved 12 October 2016
  2. ^ "Train timetables and schedules | Small Heath". West Midlands Railway.
  3. ^ "Train times | Snow Hill Lines - Worcester to Birmingham Snow Hill, Solihull and Stratford upon Avon | 21 May until 9 December 2023". West Midlands Railway.
  4. ^ "Proposed changes to ticket office opening hours". Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  5. ^ London Midland ticket office closure plans overruled BBC News article 17 September 2012

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Acocks Green or
  West Midlands Railway
Stratford - Birmingham - Worcester via Kidderminster
Snow Hill Lines
  Bordesley or
Birmingham Moor Street
  West Midlands Railway
Leamington to Worcester